Zachary Colby

For five seasons Zachary Colby served as an Artistic Co-Director and tenor with Cantus, an eight-member vocal chamber ensemble based in the Twin Cities that Fanfare magazine describes as the ‘“premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States.” Through his work with Cantus, he performed nationally in venues including Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chautauqua Institution, and The Barns at Wolf Trap. International highlights include Clásica Medellín Cultural and the Luis Ángle Arango Biblioteca’s Recital Hall in Bogotá, Colombia,  The Daegu and Busan Choral Festivals in South Korea, The National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, and a major tour in China, including the Shenzhen Concert Hall and the Tianjin Grand Auditorium. He also appeared on local and national media outlets in programs with SiriusXM Radio, American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, and WQXR in New York City.

After leaving Cantus in 2019, Zachary taught applied voice and related courses at the University of Nebraska Omaha before returning to Cantus in the summer of 2022 to work as the organization’s Development Manager. He holds a degree in music education from Butler University and a master’s and doctorate in voice from the University of Minnesota.

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